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Feb 4, 2013 10:00am EST
resources committee will hold a conference on capitol hill to talk about energy priorities. she will also take questions from reporters. she outlined her plan at the annual meeting of the national association of regulatory utility commissioners. here is a bit of what she had to said. >> in our report, we declare five principals in addition to energy -- i am trying to make this release symbol for everybody for the morning fog of monday. energy is good and then there are five principles. it is in our national interest to make energy abundant, affordable, colleen, diverse, and secure. i have even put them in alphabetical order for ease of memory. [laughter] no acronyms this morning, alphabetical is good. let's talk about abundance -- as a standard of living rises, demand will continue to rise and anyone who has experienced a black out, it is amazing how this blackout last out -- last night ties into everything i have to say this morning. [laughter] anyone who has experienced a super bowl black out or a gasoline shortage does not need an explanation of the value of energy abundance. we should
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Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
energy policy. >> i have the book. you have all been waiting for it and take you for giving me the opportunity to talk a little bit about what we have been doing on the energy committee for the past year in an effort to really focus on where we have been with energy policy and really helping to move forward in a way that is not the same old same old, but really real imagining and refocusing where we should be has been an important opportunity for us to really put some considered thought into the proposal. what you have in front of you is better than airplane reading. there are some suggestions in this energy 2020 document that people will look at and they will argue and they will say -- that is one person's view. that is true, that is true. but while we are trying to do is not give you a legislative package starting with initiatives that we are going to kind of clicked off as we move forward. this is really designed to be a discussion blueprint. we want to try to change the conversation. one of the reasons we have to think about changing the conversation is because the energy p
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Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. for morning hour debate. >> later, senate energy committee ranking member senator murkowski reveals his ideas for energy policy. then john kerry speaks to state department employees. >> a single thing that coolidge did that we want to remember is, when he left office, the budget was lower than when he came in. that is the story for us now. how did he do that? the economy grew a lot. maybe more than three percent sometimes. unemployment was below five percent. the budget was balanced due to his own money. had he managed to keep -- the budget go lower. how did that help the economy? he got the government out of the way of the economy. >> tracing the life of the 30th president of the united states in oakland coolidge." "coolidge."t -- oh quot >> they heard from newark mayor cory booker immigrants leaders. democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia and former gop presidential candidate jon huntsman. this is two hours. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome marianne huntsman and abby huntsman. [applause] family"] ♪ >> we are family. we are
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Feb 3, 2013 2:00pm EST
and in their neighborhoods, and economics will always play a role in that. next, think about energy and climate change. managing the world's energy supplies in a way that minimizes conflict and supports economic growth while protecting the future of our planet is one of the greatest challenges of our time so we are using both high- level international diplomacy and grass-roots partnerships to curb carbon emissions and other causes of climate change. we've created a new bureau at the state department focused on energy diplomacy as well as new partnerships like the u.s.-e.u. energy council. we've worked extensively with the iraqis to support their energy sector because it is critical to their economy and stability. we have intensified our efforts to resolve energy disputes from the south china sea to the eastern mediterranean. this has been helped significantly by the increase in our own domestic production. as iranian oil has gone offline, other oil has gone online. levers of power and values we cannot afford to ignore. universal rights exist. governments are obligated to protect them. we're at the fro
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Feb 2, 2013 12:10pm EST
to this gentleman. i have visited with him in frederick. he started a company called nexus energy homes. they build houses at market prices and get this -- these homes are designed to consume net zero energy. for families, that means electricity bills as low as $3 and $4 a month. nexus energy homes was named a national home builder of the year. [applause] what do these stories have in common? innovation and entrepreneurship. the united states of commerce have named maryland number one in innovation and entrepreneurship. marylanders are doing remarkable work -- life science, green tech, information technology, cybersecurity, aerospace and advanced manufacturing -- in these sectors are creating jobs right here in maryland, creating jobs through innovation. it is not just the responsibility of the private sector. there are things we can do together through the common platform of our state government. we can accelerate innovation. we can attract venture capital. we can move more new technologies and ideas out of our great university labs and into the marketplace where they can create jobs and new oppor
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Feb 5, 2013 1:00am EST
it a more perfect union our way. tonight, i feel this energy and hope. when i began in new york, my metaphor was i was a prisoner of hope. the challenges looked so great. every month, my staff would come in with a new problem that we did not realize was there. i wouldn't look at them and say, i am a prisoner of hope. [laughter] seven years as the mayor of the city of newark, where we have ushered in our biggest development in our economy, for the first time in 60 years, our population has grown and is not declining, i have changed my metaphor. this nation has taught me that i need not be a prisoner of hope. the possibilities in this country, the promise of people coming together, has changed my metaphor. my experience in my great city has changed my metaphor. now i am hopeful unhinged. there is nothing we cannot do. [applause] i end with a question that has been asked since the war of 1812, when a man standing off the coast of our country watching bombs bursting in air penned these words that form a question that we must answer in this generation, that we must rise and tell the truth of who
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Feb 3, 2013 9:35pm EST
scorecard, which has been the nationally accepted yardstick to rate congress on environment and energy issues. welcome, sara. i thank each member of our panel for providing bio. we have david kirby from freedom works. he is vice president of development at freedom works. freedom works has done itself a great service with its name. it has to be one of the better organizational names around town. it works on a number of level. it produces freedom. freedom works. i say congratulations to you on that. we need something kind of crisp like that. david is vice president of development at freedom works managing their fundraising operations. he is also a policy analysis at the cato institute. he is the author of a number of publications and studies with regard to libertarian voting habits in the age of the obama administration and current politics. welcome, david. brandon davis, from the service employees international union, seiu. brandon is the national political director. seiu represents over 2 million workers in healthcare, public and, property services. brandon leads the organization's pol
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
, two topics that you brought in -- the cloud and energy efficiency. what did you talk about? >> the reality is that they are both kind of related. the cloud allows ways to collect, store, and analyze data in ways that we have never done before. as we relate to energy, every device that plugs into your home can be connected to the cloud and send data. as we analyze the data, we have new ways to help you save energies in ways we never did possible before. we can manage the entire home electrical he in the most efficient way -- electrically in the most efficient way through the cloud. it presents other opportunities. the cloud is a big server. we have ways to analyze the data in a useful fashion. >> what about apps? >> we do not make any apps, but the great operating systems that are happened so that apps can be developed. you mentioned your tv earlier. it has an open architecture. that means apps developers can create apps for this tv. >> you are the first north american ceo -- correct? >> i am. >> what is it like merging the two cultures? >> i'm not sure if i want to answer t
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 2:00pm EST
is going on in congress. they are extremely passionate and have a lot of energy. they will generate a higher level of interest in the 2014 elections, and we will able to capture that energy and spirit accordingly in the elections -- steer it accordingly in the elections. >> terrific. well, we have reached the end of our time, so i asked you to join me in thanking our panel -- sara chieffo, david kirby, brandon davis, and glen caroline. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] + >> coming out in about 30 minutes, we will take you live to the state department, where outgoing secretary hillary clinton will deliver remarks on for employees. she officially steps down today. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed by the senate on tuesday to be her replacement. he is expected to be sworn in the day by the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. in the meantime, we will have live coverage of the secretary clinton's earmarks around at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will honor the recipi
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 9:00am EST
diplomacy and the energy of our people remain unrivaled. as the world has changed, so have the levers that can change in shape international affairs. truman and acheson were building the parthenon with clear lines. the pillars or a handful of big institutions dominated by major powers. that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. but time takes its toll even on the greatest atedifice. we need a new architect for this world. more frank gehry than formal greek. think of it. of this work might appear have hazard. it is sophisticated -- some of his work might appear haphazard. we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. as we saw from the intervention to stop a massacre in libya, there will always be times when it is necessary to use force. america is the ability to project power over the globe remains essential. i'm proud of the partnerships the state department has formed with the pentagon. america's traditional allies and friends in europe and east asia remain in valuable partners in nearly everything we do. we've spent energy strengthening those bonds over the p
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Feb 4, 2013 6:00am EST
. it was a high energy show for half an hour. cnn was going through all kinds of changes, too. they have nothing to compare with c-span and you, but -- >> we are 50 minutes in and have not gotten to hamburger helper left, but i do want to take advantage of the seven minutes left -- do you also think gigot and shields, brooks and shields -- which one to do like the best? >> that is a good question. everyone. david was six years, from 1987 until 1993. --dqavid gerger. then he left, of course. sort of tarnished his republican credentials by going to work for bill clinton. >> you hear republicans say that is the kind of republican you have on pbs. >> you cannot say that about paul gigot, the editorial page of "the wall street journal." paul did it from 1993 until 2001. the only reason he left was that he left for new york to run the page. he got the promotion. >> which one of those three did you like the best? >> since then i have been doing it with david brooks -- all terrific. i have been very orchard. -- i have been very, very fortunate. >> what is the difference in those three conservatives or t
CSPAN
Feb 4, 2013 12:00am EST
be encouraging his constituents to do that. it is only just begun. the energy company of the nation also provide the opportunity to help insulate some 230,000 homes a year compared with 80,000 on the one from. instead of talking down the schemes he should be encouraging his constituents to take them up. >> mr. speaker, two men have drowned in stormy seas in separate incidents this week, despite the best efforts of brave lifeboat crews and the coordination of the britain's coast guard. how can the prime minister greater local fishermen to pay significant amounts of duty and taxes on their catch that it coast guard station is close, the risks they take will not increase? >> my honorable friend makes an important point and it's a good moment to pay tribute to our coast guard into the incredible work the very difficult and dangerous work that they do. as he knows, the government's examination of the coast guard hasn't been about reducing the number of votes or active stations. it's about the coordination center and whether best locator i think that's an important point to make. >> thank you why isn'
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 8:00pm EST
brought to the energy department a unique understanding of both the urgent challenge presented by climate change and the tremendous opportunity that clean energy represents for our country. this again is the president speaking. during his time as secretary, steve helped my administration move america toward real energy independence. over the past four years we have doubled the use of renewable energy, dramatically reduced our dependence on foreign oil and put our country on a path to win the global race for clean energy jobs. you can readed the full statement at your leisure. without that i'll go to questions. >> thanks. does the president consider the attack on our embassy in turkey to be a terrorist attack and does have he information about who may have perpetrated it? >> that's an excellent question. the act -- a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is by definition an act of terror. it is a terrorist attack. however, we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> on another topic, the b
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2013 10:30pm EST
, he held my administration move america from real energy independence. we have doubled the use of renewable energy, dramatically reduce our dependence on foreign oil. you can read the full statement at your leisure. i will go to questions >> does the president considered the attack in turkey to be a terrorist attack? >> a suicide bombing on the perimeter of an embassy is, by definition, an act of terror. we do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack. the attack itself is clearly an act of terror. >> the birth control -- is this recognition that the initial rules were an overreach? >> not at all. for details about the rulemaking process on which there is news today, i refer you to hhs. i would remind you of a policy that the president outlined last year. in outlining it, he set two important criteria. one, we have to ensure that women have access to preventive services like contraception. the policy also respects religious elites. those criteria have been followed by the department in this role. as part of this process, there is more common
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2013 4:10pm EST
. they also think they know that what we need is green energy. we're going to channel a lot of resources to green energy. it is not just democrats who do this. the state of virginia has been trying to plan the love lives of virginians for 100 years. they try to keep the mental feeble from reproducing, they try to keep people from different races from marrying and people from the same-sex from marrying. in the same case it is we know better than these exerts who should love, how people -- exrpt -- exrpts who--experts how we should love. we always say at cato a government of delegated and thus limited powers. we have our rights, we delegated the protection of them to a government. in the document the constitution, we enumerated what powers we were delegating to the government and by doing so we limited them. if it is not within the constitution the government can't do it. there are a few things actually delegated to the federal government and they should do those things. government is essential to a free society but it should be limited. let me say something briefly about politics. this is
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Feb 2, 2013 10:50am EST
the ones again missed the target. phone number ability of critical infrastructure defense energy, health care -- the question is how should this be dealt with? i think it is important to address the bowl -- address the goal of cyber security without creating some enormous cyber industrial, rigid industrial complex that would produce an endless losing cat and mouse game that the affected how actors are going to win every time. you ought to make sure that cedras security is not used in a way that exposes the electronic communication of the american people to government and corporate snoops. having talked about content that our people want to remain private, i want to spend a minute talking about content that ought to be shared and why that is a key plank in our innovation agenda as well. what shills the sharing of collaboration and ideas is copyrights and patents. rights holders -- rights holders are too eager to use their power to share offer -- to scare off challengers to the status quo. this perpetuates stagnation. indisputably the protection of intellectual property is important. my da
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Feb 3, 2013 1:05pm EST
military, the size of our economy, the influence of our diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remain unrivaled. no, it's because, as the world has changed, so, too, have the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i've come to think of it like this. truman and atchison were building the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. the pillars were a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by major powers and that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity but time takes its toll even on the greatest edifice. and we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank geary than formal greek. think of it, some of his work at first might appear haphazard but in fact it's highly intentional and sophisticated. where once a few strong columns could hold up the weight of the world, today, we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. now, of course, american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership. as we saw from the intervention to stop a massacre in libya, to the raid
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 7:00am EST
in the short term and lay the foundation for long- term. we need a new energy policy. the most important numbers are the cost of money and the cost of energy and we have an opportunity to keep the cost of energy down and do it in a clean, green way. these are things we need to focus on to make the economy more competitive and they will create jobs. host: the headline in "the washington post." senators outlined immigration overhaul plan. what should be done? guest: the proposal addresses any the things we need to do. if you think about the world globally, people around the world are almost laughing at our immigration policy. people want to come to this country and create jobs. half of the fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or children of immigrants. will we say that in 75 years? if you look at companies that went public in the technology industry that received venture capital he -- capital, 90% were founded by immigrants. this is an important issue for keeping the best and the brightest in this country. there is also another category of workers needed, and i think the propos
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
of the stack results. we have issues with energy efficiency. our political system, that was what the president addressed. nothing is being done about that. there are these unbelievable start-ups that are doing incredibly cool things on all of these issues and they do not perceive themselves as part of the public sector. they do not perceive themselves as engaging with washington. they see themselves as fixing problems around them. kids, health care. right up until they have to figure out how they have to grow this into a business. >> do have an example? >> you develop and tablet -- education application that helps kids exchange content with each other and tutors and teachers. seems like a cool solution. you figure out, i have to deal with an issue that restricts how i actually store that data and who i can share it with. this complicates my process. or in health care. we advise health care start-up'' all the time that have solutions and then they start getting into these issues, how we deal with the payer system, medicare, all of these complex issues that make innovating much more complex than
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Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
's largest consumer of energy. we talked about that briefly. it is clear the military will benefit from cheaper, more stable fuel costs over the long term and promising work is being done in the area to commercialize alternative fuels that can be produced abundantly in the united states. this is very important for all of our -- hawaii. if confirmed, will you continue to emphasize and prioritize research, development and where possible deployment of renewable fuels, as well as enhanced energy efficiency efforts to reduce the department of defense's energy costs over the long term? >> senator, as you noted, the department of defense is the largest user of certainly liquid fuels, but i think our energy budget -- i do not know the exact number, but it is probably around $18 billion a year. anything we can do to make any aspect of securing our country more cost-effective, we need to look at. i would make that a high priority if i am confirmed and go to the defense department -- to see how we do that, how we continue to do that he cousin in the end, for all the reasons you know, -- because in
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
on energy production -- coal, natural gas, uranium, and even wind, making it a boom and bust economy. many working in the agent -- in the area make significant salaries when they work, but this can skew the average income for families. although some do well financially, there are a number of people struggling to make ends meet. this income disparity can be a challenge to meeting designation guidelines. thank you for your time and attention to this very important matter. i look forward to any questions you may have. our fourth witness is the acting chief at the boise medical wrote center. dr. wilbert is the associate program director for the internal medicine program and the va center of excellence in primary care education. thanks very much for being with us. >> thank you, chairman sanders and members of the committee. it is a great honor to be able to testify here today. i was asked by senator sanders about my insight. specifically, and insight about the lack of health insurance in the u.s., and its affect on outcomes, and to share my thinking is on the physician and workforce shortage th
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Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
this morning. >> on tomorrow morning, a look at the u.s. auto industry. we'll discuss our environmental energy affects the auto industry. and talk about auto safety and federal regulation. our guest is matt blunt, head of the auto -- automotive policy council. to promote the role of the auto industry in the my. we're live on washington journey every day on 7:00 eastern. >> one can't count the times that americans say we're the best country in the world. what a stupid thing to say. everyone thinks the country is pretty good. why do we have to believe that we are the best? what does that mean? why do we have to assert it? all of the time? what does it mean to other people? american products go around the world, information products go around the world, in every corner of the world. we teach them not to like us. >> author and activist and transafrica founder, randall robinson. in depth, three hours live on "book tv" on c-span2. >> the senate yesterday confirmed john kerry to the secretary of state. governor deval patrick named his replacement for senator kerry. he named william cowan to the senat
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00am EST
and regulatory affairs and deals with energy and environmental research. how do you explain your job? it is a fantastic place to be. i'm at the intersection of public policy and advanced technology for environment and safety. if it is a fantastic deal to be in now. it is the wave of the future. advanced vehicles, and advanced technologies. we work with the government on regulatory issues, collect a lot of information on the future of energy, where it's headed in the u.s. and globally. and we tried to use the information to help steer toyota's advanced development. guest: one of the high points is greenhouse gases and fuel economy for our vehicles. the auto industry has signed up for some fairly aggressive standards that will take us to the 2025 model year. they are aggressive standards. consumers will have to embrace the technologies we're trying to get out there. host: what does that really mean? guest: the target is 54 miles per hour by 2025. we have a lot of work to do. our strategy is are hybrid strategy. toyota had 16% of our new vehicle fleet were hybrid vehicles. the industry
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
the opportunity to cut costs and should be encouraging his citizens to do that. it's only just begun. the energy company obligation, eco, provides the opportunity to insulate some 230,000 homes a year compared with 80,000 under warm front. instead of talking down these schemes, he should be encouraging his constituents to take them up. >> adrian sanders. >> mr. speaker, two men have drowned in stormy sees off torquay in separate incidents this week despite the efforts of the brave lifeboat crews and the coordination of the coast guard. how will the prime minister reassure the fisherman who pay significant amounts of duty and taxes on their catch that the coast guard station is closed the risks will increase? >> it's a good point to pay attention to our coast guard and the dangerous work that they do. as he knows, the government's examination of the coast guard hasn't been about reducing the number of boats or active stations but about the coordination centers and where they're best located and that's an important point to make. >> dave watts. >> mr. speaker, why is it the case that the prime min
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Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
congress, it was already approved in the house energy and commerce committee and included in a broader children's health bill but has failed to be considered in the senate. i urge my colleagues to support this bipartisan effort to address pediatric research and with that strong support it's my hope we can encourage its passage in the senate this time. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. pitespites i yield such time to the chairman of the full committee, mr. up ton, the gentleman from michigan. mr. upton: this legislation, h.r. 225, the national pediatric research network act of 2013 indeed brings us a step closer to helping kids with unmet health needs, especially those with rare pediatric and genetic diseases. according to the n.i.h. there are more than 6,800 rare diseases and most of them have no treatment or cure and yes, they primarily affect children. i met a number of times with one family in my district, the kennedys who have two precious little girls and
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Jan 29, 2013 8:00pm EST
are off, you don't have to appeal to the high energy members of your party. when the cameras are off is when you get to sit down and get to business and get the work done. >> what are you studying? >> political science. >> what do you want to do? >> be a politician. [laughter] >> how you feel after tonight? >> it's going to be a very long journey. [laughter] >> we wish you luck. the last comment tonight from the bipartisan policy center. your thoughts? tell us what you thought and what your conclusion is. >> a couple of reflections. it is great to have this kind of fusion cabinet discussion with multiple layers of government, supporters and political commentators. that does not happen all whole lot. two things occurred to me. the mayor made a great point about how messy this is. the idea of the public getting comfortable with that messiness is going to be another part of the political cover. to have the opportunity to make the uncomfortable agreements that will be necessary. it was not really just a partisan question. the local, state, and federal government positions are critical fo
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Feb 1, 2013 1:00am EST
of these environmental things, i would suggest you that is why we have a department of energy. and when i ask you a question, would refrain from doing the things that have been done in the past in his administration, such as forcing the navy to pay $26 per gallon for 450,000 gallons of fuel that you can buy for $3 and other things, it is billions of dollars that we are paying that we could be using for war fighting. i see an inconsistency in your answer to me, and in your answer to the senator from hawaii. >> my answer to the senator from hawaii, and i believe you can read it back, was that i am committed to all of the efficiencies we can find in the department of defense that are in the interest of our country. i did not commit to any one program. >> or any program that would be a costly program on experimentation, such as these programs i just mentioned. clearly, they are in the jurisdiction of the department of energy and they are the ones who is supposed to be doing it. don't you agree that we should confine ourselves to enhancing our war fighter capabilities? >> well, of course, but within t
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Feb 2, 2013 1:30pm EST
. but for some communities in eastern montana, the rapid growth associated with the energy boom is creating immediate infrastructure problems. that's why i've proposed creating a grant program for communities affected by oil and gas development. i ask that we invest $15 million dollars in providing matching funds to affected cities and towns that do not get a share of the increased revenues that county governments and school districts receive from oil and gas development. we must also meet our responsibility to fix a long- term problem created by our predecessors. i have outlined a detailed plan that will shore up our retirement systems and do so without raising taxes. i look forward to working with this body to ensure we craft a plan that honors our commitment to montana's public servants -- a plan that doesn't go back on the promises we made to the snowplow drivers, prison guards, teachers and other middle-class workers who are our friends and neighbors. as i've already described to you, saving some for a rainy day is simple. i also believe that we can wisely invest our resources to creat
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Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
is the real washington [laughter] and we spent quite a lot of time and energy focusing on performance measurement and reporting and transparency. my question texas in a different direction with regard to confidentiality. we need access to patient identifiable information, not because we report patient identifiable information, but you needed to aggravate across millions of lives, to be able to report on quality and utilization and cost. we also need access to reimburse amounts from health insurance companies which are often protected by planned provider confidentiality clauses. how are we going to strike a balance between this desire for confidentiality and the desire for openness and transparency when we really need to be able to do both through the exchange of electronic information? >> christianne? >> whose confidentiality? we want to see quality information. that requires access to that data set. the tiger team of the policy committee has done great work thinking to the idea of meaningful choice. it is that you should not be surprised by the use of my data or the re-use of my data
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Feb 5, 2013 10:00am EST
. millions of people either lost their jobs or saw their wages fall. food and energy prices went up for many middle and low-income people. everyday costs like rent, utility and food became more difficult and in many cases families were forced to choose between food and electricity. even before the recession started, tens of millions of americans went hungry at some point during the year. that, too, is unconscionable. when we turn this economy around, and it will rebound, we need to end hunger now. we may not be able to wipe out all disease, we probably can't eliminate war, but we have the resources, we know what it takes. we need to muster the will to end hunger once and for all. hunger is a political condition. it's important to point out that even though 50 million people were food insecure, the vast majority had a safety net that prevented them from actually starving. that safety ned is called the supplement -- that safety net is called snap. snap is a program that provides low-income families with food they otherwise could not afford to buy. more than 75 million families relied on snap t
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Feb 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
to environmental programs, $400 million cuts to home energy assistance. $29 million in cuts to the community-oriented policing service, the cops program. and i talked to municipalities in my district they talk about the layoffs that have already occurred. this means jobs were lost and weren't created and services were cut to families and smart investments weren't made. but the republicans are insisting on additional deficit reductions from even more severe cuts including social security, medicare and medicaid benefits. and just to point out, the poorest class of adults in the united states of america are people over 65 years of age with median incomes of $20,000 a year. don't be bullied and go after them. what my colleagues and i are offering today is a smarter alternative that would close tax loopholes for the wealthiest individuals and corporations and cut through military waste and create one million new jobs by investing in infrastructure and keeping teachers in the classroom. what the balancing act does is offer long-term deficit reduction in a fair and balanced way. balanced means in a
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
on an alternative to sequester, the benefits of some other proposals we have not talked about on energy? i have seen on the news how energy prices are going through the roof again. what are the benefits of the in the weeds discussions we do on energy production? we have to do a better job, and eric cantor is going to try to broaden the discussion on those areas. host: john, texas, republican. welcome to the conversation. caller: good morning, congressman. it is really simple -- medicaid , we are spending over $400 billion a year on that program alone. the government has said they want to keep government out of the bedroom. i am not talking about nursing home people, but all the others having one, 2, 3, 4, five children and we are picking up the costs. that is one area we can tackle. my mother is 85 years old and paste a $100 deductible -- pays a $100 deductible. why can't we not force people on medicaid to pay a premium? if they cannot afford it, they should not be in the bedroom. cut food stamps and the child tax credit. that is a start. guest: or are a number of good ideas, let's take the one on m
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Feb 3, 2013 12:30am EST
as citizens enriched by the spirit and energy and diligence stanley put into that work. we are all diminished by his departure. in a way, enriched by the knowledge that good journalism is the essence at the heart of a free and open society. so long as we have good journalists, we will continue to have a free and open society. thank you all very much for joining us. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> and basic's radio address, president obama and susan brooks talked about reducing the national debt. the president talked about investing in programs that would enable economic recovery. the presented a brooks talked about the republican effort. >> hi, everyone. we face some important decisions about how to put down our debt in a way that grows our economy and create good jobs. the decision that will make a real difference in the strength of our recovery. we began with economists and business leaders saying that we are poised to grow. there are signs of progress. car sales are at a five year high. manufactu
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Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
texas, he's wrong. he's on the energy and commerce committee. the affordable care act had hearings in the energy and commerce and in markups. there was multiple hearings on that bill. i don't know what he is talking about. the gentleman from georgia said that the bill that he's toting here mentions it in his very political-inspired findings. read your own bill. three pages long. i know it may be too much. we're all told to read the bill. rather than being here telling the president what to do, he's going to submit a budget. we have to do our job and our job is to avoid the sequestration. because if we don't there are millions of people in this country who will be without work, there will be programs that will be arbitrarily cut, this economy will be hurt. if you want sequestration then you continue to take your recesses and do this kind of trivial stuff on the house floor, but we ought to be finding a way to avoid going offer the sequestration cliff. at this point, mr. speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: th
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Jan 31, 2013 8:00pm EST
consumer of energy. we talked about that briefly. it is clear the military will benefit from cheaper, more stable fuel costs over the long term and promising work is being done in the area to commercialize alternative fuels that can be produced abundantly in the united states. this is very important for all of our -- hawaii. if confirmed, will you continue to emphasize and prioritize research, development and where possible deployment of renewable fuels, as well as enhanced energy efficiency efforts to reduce the department of defense's energy costs over the long term? >> senator, as you noted, the department of defense is the largest user of certainly liquid fuels, but i think our energy budget -- i do not know the exact number, but it is probably around $18 billion a year. anything we can do to make any aspect of securing our country more cost-effective, we need to look at. i would make that a high priority if i am confirmed and go to the defense department -- to see how we do that, how we continue to do that he cousin in the end, for all the reasons you know, -- because in the end, for
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Feb 2, 2013 9:30pm EST
, the history, are going to leave students and all of us as citizens enriched by the spirit and energy and diligence stanley put into that work. we are all diminished by his departure. in a way, enriched by the knowledge that good journalism is the essence at the heart of a free and open society. so long as we have good journalists, we will continue to have a free and open society. thank you all very much for joining us. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> in this week's radio address, both president obama and the public and congresswoman susan brooks talks about needing to reduce the national debt. representative brooks outlined republican efforts to reduce spending and urged senate democrats to pass a budget. >> hi, everybody. in the coming weeks we face some important decisions about how to pay down our debt in a way that gross our economy and creates good jobs. something that will make a big difference in the strength and pace of recovery. we began this year with economists and business leade
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Jan 29, 2013 10:00am EST
living in a county that is almost 10,500 miles of land mass. wyoming's economy is based on energy production, coal, natural gas, oil, uranium, and wind. the people working in the energy industry make a sufficient salary, but in some cases, it can skew the average income for families based on statewide data. some families do well financially. there are still a number of people struggling to make ends meet. this can be another challenge to meeting designating guidelines. thank you for your time and attention to this important matter. >> thank you for being with us. thank you for your testimony. i went forth witnesse is dr. andrew wilper. he is a practicing general internist. he is the associate program director at the boise internal director program. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. it is a great honor to testify here today. i was asked by senator sanders about my insight. one about the lack of health insurance in the united states and it affects on health and healthcare outcomes and to share my thinking on solutions to to the primary care workforce shortage. there is an e
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am EST
of politico, he's an economics and finance reporter for politico. and previously, he was the morning energy reporter and he also reported for everyone for e & e's. our next call comes from jack, on our line for democrats. jack, you're on the "washington journal." caller: good morning. pleasure to talk to you. host: go ahead, jack. caller: i'm a teacher in the private school in this area, but i would disagree with my previous caller. the big problem in our economy as i see it is the offshoring of so many good paying jobs, and the destruction of the union in this country. when the globalization destroyed the floor for the middle class in wages, and as a result of that, these jobs are not coming back to this country. even offshoring technical jobs, like computer programs. it's outrages. host: jack in new jersey. to that we want to add this tweet from kiki who writes -- guest: i think for a lot of people what they see immediately is this employer who used to operate out of my town or city now operates out of a foreign city. the hope is that while this company moves jobs elsewhere, producing che
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Feb 4, 2013 12:30am EST
to fester, it will metastasize and candidly to metastasize. we are seeing growth in the energy sector, gas, oil, you're always finding new fields. donna is a great example -- ghana is a great example. there are other places in west africa. there is potential for oil and gas up in certain quadrants between the borders of mali and mauritania and niger. of western companies out looking for this, exxon mall -- exxon mobile, diamond offshore, statoil. if you start seeing attacks like the one in algeria, that will cause some impact economically. you'll see that. the other thing is -- i know i use france as an example -- from a threat base, you have ten% -- 10% of the french population as northern african. you have individuals in these groups that are sympathetic to the islamist cause in the region. you keep this unchecked, it will have a migration. there is a potential for attacks in europe. whether they are carrying a french passport or whatever passport -- have to look at this in a holistic way. also, if we continue to allow this black market to faster, that is going to continue. a good chunk
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
economy, and the influence of our diplomacy and the creative energy of our people remain unrivaled. no, it is because as the world has changed, so to have a level -- the levers of power that can most effectively shape international affairs. i have come to think about it like this. truman and acheson were killed in the parthenon with classical geometry and clear lines. tellers or a handful of big institutions and alliances dominated by major powers. that structure delivered unprecedented peace and prosperity. time takes its toll, even on the greatest edifice. we do need a new architecture for this new world. more frank gehry than formal greek. some of his work at first might appear have howser. in fact, it is highly intentional -- half hazard. in fact, it is highly intentional and sophisticated. today, we need a dynamic mix of materials and structures. american military and economic strength will remain the foundation of our global leadership. as we saw from the intervention to stop the massacre in libya to the rate at brought osama bin laden to justice, there will always be times when
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Feb 2, 2013 2:15pm EST
of energy and excitement we have seen around the issue which continues to grow. a keeps growing with new innovation, new partners. qe2 coming to fight this. less and less to i find myself walking and having to explain what this is. if they are over a certain age, if i am in an academic setting, how do we get them off this course. i will say what we think trafficking is. this always good to go back to base principles and get some definitions out on the table. no longer is it that strange moment. i had a business card that had my title on the back before we called this human trafficking. the only dates back to 2001. 80 the labor coordinator. that moment when people look at that, that still exists. it is being replaced by sometimes couple things. these in the been helpful in their on way. they're bringing people toward the issue. the immigrant rights group over here, women's rights groups over there. government here, advocate there. those start to break down and they create a new tribe, a new movement, at a modern abolitionist movement. i am glad that we are able to see that in the four cor
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Jan 30, 2013 7:00am EST
infrastructure projects. energy, transportation, fixing the water systems is a big unmet need. we could get a lot of pretty quick boost to the economy simply by providing aid to state and local governments to reverse the spending cuts they have made. we hired hundreds of thousands -- rehire the laid off school teachers. resume the mundane public investment projects like fixing potholes that have been put on ice because state budgets are strapped. you can get a boost to the economy. given that the fact the economy is improving would get as a long way back. host: here is another short video sent to us by social media. caller: hello. looking forward to reading one of your books. the social stability piece of the world rests largely upon the u.s. economy. can we pay our debt that? if not, what happens then? guest: people are putting money on the line and buying bonds do not think the united states has a problem here yen we have problems. there are lots of things i would worry about with the united states. i worry about the extent -- increasing extremism of the political parties. i worry about the env
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm EST
that the energies, the loss to have introduced does not include this. this is prior to the law. senator feinstein suggested if they could get registered, they could have forced buybacks. in modern times, there are two other reasons why you do not want a federal registry. the results have been not good. there was a time when all of the best motives on the part of the government. they could take a list and lock it in the vault and be secure. we cannot even secure national defense secrets now. the arts are that if we kept that registry -- and it is illegal now. if you go to the system, they can check you but they cannot keep the record. it is checked and then there is no cost to canada had a big registry but they just stopped it because it did not do anything. in the 60's and the 80's, people had to keep track of ammunition sales. finally the government said this makes no sense because ammunition is a commodity and that does not do any good. it takes tons and tons of paperwork to look at it. the question is what works and what doesn't work. >> you mentioned that there are plenty of democrats who wer
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Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm EST
all of us enriched by the spirit and energy and diligence that he put into that work. we are all admonished by his the marcher. -- by his departure. good journalism is the essence, it is at the heart of an open society. as long as we have good journalists we will continue to have a free and open society. thank you all so much for joining us. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] [indiscernible] >> in just about half an hour we will take you live to las vegas. president obama will be speaking about immigration. we understand that could get away -- that could get under way a bit early. we will follow that with your comments on the issue of immigration. up until then we are going to bring you yesterday's news conference with democrats and republicans, unveiling their bipartisan immigration proposal. >> first we want to thank everybody for joining us. we are here to announce that the five of us here today, and eight of us in total, have come together on a set of bipartisan principles for comprehensi
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Jan 28, 2013 8:00pm EST
, are going to leave students and all of us as citizens enriched by the spirit and energy and diligence stanley put into that work. we are all diminished by his departure. in a way, enriched by the knowledge that good journalism is the essence at the heart of a free and open society. so long as we have good journalists, we will continue to have a free and open society. thank you all very much for joining us. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> in a few moments, a bipartisan group of senators proposed immigration changes. in a little less than an hour, a retired general stanley mcchrystal discusses the wars. then a law professor on president obama's use of executive power. then later, a review of the 2012 presidential debates. several live events to tell you about small morning -- tomorrow morning. we will hear from health care professionals about the apparent doctor shortage. also at 10:00 on c-span3, the american enterprise institute discusses "0 dark 30." -- "zero dark thirty." >> one cannot cou
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